marriage of Heaven and Hell

  • 33 Pages
  • 0.83 MB
  • English
Halcyon Press , [Maastricht, Holland]
Statementby William Blake.
LC ClassificationsPR4144 .M3 1928 Rosenwald Coll
The Physical Object
Pagination33 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3049416M
LC Control Number82143027

My belief is that William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is the greatest poem by one of the greatest poets in the English language.

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I have read it several times and find -- each time -- that it adds something new to the mix. This time, I find that Blake has something to say about living through bad times when one feels disenfranchised and surrounded by yahoos/5. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is both a humorous satire on religion and morality and a work that concisely expresses Blake's essential wisdom and philosophy, much of it revealed in the 70 aphorisms of his "Proverbs of Hell." This beautiful edition, reproduced from a rare facsimile, invites readers to enjoy the rich character of Blake's own Cited by: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell can be understood in a variety of ways, but to get to the heart of it's argument, it really helps to understand that Blake wrote this in response to Swedish philosopher Emmanuel Swedenborg's book Heaven and Hell.

“A leading American Blake scholar once described the prospect of editing The Marriage of Heaven and Hell as ‘a swamp filled with gators;’ Michael Phillips has navigated his way with great skill through the problems of chronology, textual unity, technique, contemporary context and significance of Blake's strikingly witty, sardonic, quirky, cryptic product of his unique /5(35).

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The Marriage of Heaven and Hell starts off with section called "The Argument." No it doesn't. Yes it does—oh sorry, we got carried away by the title. At any rate, in this section we're introduced to a .